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Posts tagged "Cold War"


Batman: The Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire, pt 1

With The Dark Knight Rises primed to rock all our worlds this summer, we draw your attention back to the beginning of Jeremiah Lawson’s AKA Wenatchee the Hatchet’s epic series of posts on the mythology surrounding everyone’s favorite caped crusader, a certain half-Law Incarnate/half-Walking Wound named Bruce Wayne. Jeremiah has previously explored several other aspects […]

Cartoon Nostalgia, Cartoon Revolution, Part 4: Cold War Moral Clarity and post-Cold War Moral Ambivalence

We come now to the end of the beginning, the final installment in Jeremiah Lawson aka Wenatchee the Hatchet’s four-part Cartoon Nostalgia series. If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that Jeremiah is building an argument, setting the stage to explore some very ripe territory. But more on that soon. For now, sit […]

Joey Berglund Breaks Down

The powerful bottoming-out moment of young Joey Berglund, one of the protagonists in Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom, who has just eloped with his girlfriend Connie after miraculously pulling off a lucrative but pretty underhanded deal to provide the US military with shoddy parts for some Cold War trucks they were using in Iraq: The depression […]